Would you like to hear about great environmental and sustainability initiatives happening in the Upper Ovens valley? Then please join us for a free event on the evening of tuesday March 14 at Bright Brewery.

This forum will feature local speakers showcasing some great conservation initiatives, and be a good chance to catch up with like minded people.

Location: the front beer garden at Bright Brewery. 121 Great Alpine Rd, Bright VIC 3741.

Time: 5.30pm – 7pm (feel free to stay on and chat)

This is a free event. Bright Brewery is hosting us. You are welcome to purchase drinks and/ or dinner from the brewery to support this good locally owned business.


  • Graham Barrow, president, Sustainable Upper Ovens

Sustainable Upper Ovens (SUO) is community-based organisation formed in 2018 aimed at helping householders and small businesses to adopt improved energy efficiency measures, switch to renewable energy and maximise opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle our resources.

  • Martyn Paterson, vice president, Upper Ovens Valley Landcare

The Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group is interested in empowering our community to ensure a sustainable future for our land, water and biodiversity. We cover the Ovens River Valley from the town of Ovens south to Bright, Harrietville and into the Victorian Alps and river headwaters.

We promote sustainable land and water management practices that balance: economics and ecology, productivity and resource protection.

Recent projects have focussed on riparian areas along the Ovens River with over 8000 trees planted at sites near Porepunkah at the confluence of the Ovens and Buckland Rivers, and at Germantown.

  • Alana Mountain, forests campaign co-ordinator, Friends of the Earth

Alana will talk about some of the special places in the high country at risk of logging, including the headwaters of the Little Dargo River and forests between Mt Bogong and Mt Wills.

More speakers to be confirmed closer to the event.

Please rsvp for the event here so we know how many people to expect.

There is also a facebook event page available here.

This event is happening as part of the Mountain Roadtrip, a series of public events, actions and walks, March 14 – 19.